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Sexual Harassment in the Remote Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Remote Workplace

February 17, 2021 at 1:47 PM - harassment prevention training,

In this new era of remote working, employers may think that the risk of sexual harassment is no longer a major concern, and therefore, prevention training should not be a high priority. Unfortunately, this reasoning relies on misconceptions about harassment and can lead to serious problems for an employer, including challenging employee relations issues, disruption of business operations, embarrassing news coverage that can damage an organization’s brand and bottom line, and costly litigation and liability under federal and state anti-harassment laws.

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Free Online Harassment Prevention Training Now Available for California Employers

Free Online Harassment Prevention Training Now Available for California Employers

June 18, 2020 at 8:58 AM - Employment Law,

As we previously shared, California employers with 5 or more employees are required to provide harassment prevention training to all employees no later than January 1, 2021. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released its long-awaited, free online training for non-supervisory employees. This interactive training is one-hour in duration, optimized for mobile phones, accessible to people with disabilities, and available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean. The DFEH plans to release a two-hour supervisory training module in the coming months.

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Deadline to Complete CA's Mandatory Harassment Training Extended One Year to 1/1/21

Deadline to Complete CA's Mandatory Harassment Training Extended One Year to 1/1/21

September 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM - Employment Law,

As we shared back in April, a 2018 law requires all employers with five or more employees in California to provide effective, interactive harassment prevention training to all employees in the state: two (2) hours for supervisory employees and one (1) hour for non-supervisory employees. The deadline for complying with this law was originally January 1, 2020. However, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation (SB 778) extending the deadline by one year, giving employers until January 1, 2021 to complete this training.

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California Employers: Don't forget FEHA's Mandatory Harassment Training

California Employers: Don't forget FEHA's Mandatory Harassment Training

April 8, 2019 at 8:31 AM - Employment Law,

As we head into Q2, now is a good time to remind California employers of their obligation to provide harassment prevention training to employees during 2019.

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